Digestion – The Acid Myth
Are you bloated? Do you have reflux?
Too much acid in your stomach? WHY??? This is our body’s way of warning us something is wrong. Please don’t ignore and simply take something to neutralize the acid. We need stomach acid. Without the acid we cannot digest our food properly and this can lead to IBS, constipation, reflux, bloating etc. The only reason we produce extra acid is when we do not have enough Digestive Enzymes to digest our food. The stomach is very clever and if it senses that the food we have just eaten is sitting in our stomachs for too long it will produce more acid to get the food digested. The solution is to take a Digestive Enzyme supplement to reduce the amount of acid our stomachs need to produce. Enzyme supplementation eases bloating, flatulence, indigestion, acid reflux and IBS. Enzymes ensure that the food is digested quickly and that the digested food passing into the colon can be well absorbed. Supplementing with digestive enzymes will reduce the need for the stomach to release large amounts of hydrochloric acid (HCL) and this will ease the symptoms of heartburn and reflux.
Too much stomach acid = take digestive enzymes!!!!!
Eat food that is rich in enzymes – raw honey, pineapples, sprouts, papayas, lemons, avocados. Introduce more raw food into your diet.
Do not eat right before bed
Eat smaller meals
Chew the food well
Practice conscious eating.
Eat in a Calm State
Rest after eating
“All disease begins in the gut” Hippocrates
Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food,” said Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician, often referred to as the father of Western medicine.
If you have a diet consisting of poor quality, processed foods, there is often unmanaged stress on the body and your digestive system is compromised. Picture your digestive system like your local waste landfill. When garbage piles up, it is harmful for the environment. The same is true when layers of food build up on your intestinal wall. When food isn’t digested properly, it sits and ferments in the intestine, toxins are introduced into the bloodstream, feeding fungi and parasites. This further decreases the absorption of your food.